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    Optical drive: Dell CA10N slot-load blu-ray drive from XPS laptop. It is SATA interface, so it should work in my build, right?

    I got a broken radio so I have my bezel ready to hack up. No reports on the dimensions of that new 10" lilliput with the case removed?

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    that depends on where you will be installing the pc in relation to the dvd drive--according to wikipedia, the max allowable length of standard sata wires is 1m, or 3.3 ft

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    Thanks, Soundman.

    My concern was the compatibility, because it is a laptop slot-load drive, I was a little worried that it may have proprietary wiring. I just won that device on eBay, picked up the original ZBOX I mentioned (the Zacate version is VERY hard to find locally), a 64GB SSD & 2GB RAM. I'm gonna test it out on a spare monitor I have and see if I can get it all going. The lilliput will have to wait for me to sell my nav system.

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    Post Closing this thread...

    Since I'm at the point of actually working on this project, I'm starting a worklog thread. I'm at the software stage because I want the PC to work before I put it into the car, but I'm salivating to get started on the fabrication.

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